The Shiv Nadar Foundation has announced two scholarships worth Rs35 crore for undergraduate programmes for urban and rural students at the Shiv Nadar University in Dadri.
The foundation has announced the two scholarships — Gifted Student Scholarship and Rural Student Scholarship. The group said students applying from academic year 2017-18 can avail of any of the two scholarships. Over the past six years, the university has disbursed more than Rs150 crore as part of its scholarship programmes, the foundation said.
“The Gifted Student Scholarship is a merit-based admission process under which the university considers students with certificates from pre-identified exams. Eligible students are directly invited for an in-person interview at the university. Once selected, they are entitled to a 100% direct waiver,” said Dr SN Balakrishnan, chancellor, Shiv Nadar University.
For the Gifted Student Scholarship, an applicant must have attained a rank of up to 1,000 in the National Talent Search Examination or must be a top 10 rank holder in class 12 from any board of education, or secured one among top 500 ranks in JEE (Advanced), or must be among to the top 10 rankers for each subject in the Indian National Olympiad.
The rural student scholarship has been introduced to support students from rural and underprivileged backgrounds. Students from the rural belt of Uttar Pradesh will be given preference for the scholarship.
“Up to 20 students are entitled to this at the under-graduate level (basis the university’s selection process). The scheme offers a full tuition waiver along with hostel and living expenses extended as a loan to be repaid by students after they graduate,” Dr Balakrishnan said.